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Gynecology

Is My Painful Intercourse Due to A Gynecologic Condition?

If you have never experienced pain during intercourse, consider yourself lucky. It is actually quite common. 3 out of  4 women have pain during sexual intercourse at some point in their lives. Sometimes it goes away, but for other women it becomes chronic. These women usually ask: Is my painful intercourse due to a gynecologic condition?  » Read more about: Is My Painful Intercourse Due to A Gynecologic Condition?  »


When Is A Heavy Period Considered Too Heavy?

More often than not, when a young girl begins having her period, hormones are not settled and her periods can be very inconsistent and a little heavy. It becomes difficult for her parents to know if she is bleeding too much and they should worry, but when is a heavy period considered too heavy?  » Read more about: When Is A Heavy Period Considered Too Heavy?  »


What To Expect If You Have An Abnormal Pap Smear

The first thing you should know if you have an abnormal Pap smear is not to panic. There are many possible causes for an abnormal result, and most of them are not something to get concerned about immediately. If it does happen, here is what to expect if you have an abnormal Pap smear.  » Read more about: What To Expect If You Have An Abnormal Pap Smear  »


Choosing A Contraceptive Method That’s Right For You

85% of women who have unprotected sex, even occasionally, get pregnant within a year. Those odds are not in your favor if you’re not ready to have a child. Choosing a contraceptive method that’s right for you can involve some due diligence and clear thinking.  » Read more about: Choosing A Contraceptive Method That’s Right For You  »


What Is Causing My Female Pelvic Pain?

“What is causing my pelvic pain?” is a refrain we hear quite frequently at our office in Saginaw, MI. It can be an issue with the digestive, urinary, or reproductive system, and finding out the primary cause is the only way to reduce or eliminate the symptoms.  » Read more about: What Is Causing My Female Pelvic Pain?  »


An Annual Well Woman Exam Is Important At Any Stage Of Womanhood

An annual well woman exam is important at any stage of womanhood. Women who are twenty-somethings and women who are post menopausal plus everyone in between can benefit from a well woman exam. It’s a great way to know that you are healthy, you are preventing any issues, plus it is covered by most insurance.  » Read more about: An Annual Well Woman Exam Is Important At Any Stage Of Womanhood  »


6 Signs You May Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a confusing condition with various symptoms, no symptoms, or severe symptoms. It’s not always easy to diagnose, leaving many women to suffer with pelvic pain and other unpleasant symptoms for years. Here are six signs you may have endometriosis.  » Read more about: 6 Signs You May Have Endometriosis  »


When To Schedule Your First Gynecological Visit

For parents of adolescent girls, or if you are a young teenager yourself, you may wonder about when to schedule a first gynecological visit. You may be surprised by the answer including both when and why.  » Read more about: When To Schedule Your First Gynecological Visit  »


Sensitive Topics Worth Mentioning To Your OBGYN

Most of us are wary of looking stupid or asking stupid questions, but at your OBGYN, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question or subject. Trust us, we have heard it all. So squelch that feeling, and ask us whatever you want. That’s why we’re here. Here are just some sensitive topics worth mentioning to your OBGYN.  » Read more about: Sensitive Topics Worth Mentioning To Your OBGYN  »


Serious Conditions That Are Often Mistaken For PMS

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS describes a variety of symptoms that occur a week or so before the onset of a woman’s period. Many women have tender breasts, become moody or irritable, and experience bloating and a number of other symptoms to some degree. Any symptom of PMS can vary from mild to severe and women may think they are all normal. This is not necessarily true because there are some serious conditions that are often mistaken for PMS.  » Read more about: Serious Conditions That Are Often Mistaken For PMS  »